Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

ARS 32-2535

Summary Title

Scope of Practice: Physician Assistant Supervision during a Declared Emergency


When an emergency declaration is in effect, a physician assistant licensed in Arizona or another U.S. jurisdiction can provide medical care without the supervision of a physician.

Full Title

Emergency medical care; supervision

Full Text

A. Notwithstanding the requirements of this article, in response to a natural disaster, accident or other emergency, a physician assistant who is licensed pursuant to this chapter, licensed or certified by another regulatory jurisdiction in the United States or credentialed as a physician assistant by a federal employer may provide medical care at any location and with or without supervision. B. A physician who supervises a physician assistant who is providing medical care pursuant to this section is not required to comply with the requirements of this article relating to supervising physicians.